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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
December 2015


COLLIER, John "Raymond"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 26, 2015
Born: February 04, 1925
Died: December 21, 2015
Collier, John "Raymond"
90 of Lower L'Ardoise passed away December 21, 2015 at home. Born in Piccadilly Newfoundland on February 4, 1925 he was a son of the late Hugh and Angelina (Jesso) Collier. A hard working man all of his life, Raymond started working in the woods at the age of 9, in addition he fished lobster for 12 years. He was also well known in many communities for the sawmill, he operated with pride for many years.

He loved his children, grandchildren, and most of all his great grandchildren. Raymond is survived by his 14 children; John (Mary) Black, Ducksiding NL; Marguerite Peters, Lower L'Ardoise; Bernard (Barbara) Brookfield; Hubert (Susan) Middle Musquodobit; Rita (Michael) Joncus, Bathurst NB; Kathleen (Lionel) Peters, Lower L'Ardoise; Irene (Louis) Walsh, Halifax; Gerard (Leona), St. Peters; Richard (Susan), Truro; George (Mary), L'Ardoise; Patricia (Andrew) Landry, Samsponville; Lisa, Edmonton; Theresa (Fred) Sampson, Fredericton; Daniel (Tania), L'Ardoise; 39 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren; siblings Anita Hynes, Cecelia (Joseph) Young, Ignalius (Martha), Sylvia (Robert) Stevenson, all of Newfoundland; Germain (Linda), Truro and will be missed by his cat Susie. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years Sarah (Benoit) four children in infancy brother Alban, sisters Mary Young, Rita (Hubert) Hynes, Monica (Fred) Collier of Newfoundland; two grandsons John Collier and Stephen Peters and son in law James Peters.

The family would like to thank the Home Care Worker, Continuing Care Nurses, Staff of Strait Richmond Hospital for their care and compassion and a special thank you to Raymond's family doctor, Dr. Nault for her wonderful care over the years. Funeral Mass will be offered Monday December 28, 2015 at 11 am from Holy Guardian Angles Parish, with burial to follow in the Parish Cemetery. No flowers by request please, memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.

DINGWELL, Alma Elvina
The Chronicle Herald, halifax, December 14, 2015
Alma Elvina Dingwell
- 89, Bedford passed away, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Valleyfield, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Josiah and Katie (Attwood) Stratton. Alma was a member of the United Church and attended services in Newfoundland, Sydney and most recently, Knox United Church in Lower Sackville. She was a teacher, Sunday school teacher, devoted wife and mother and was dedicated to helping others.

Alma is survived by her children, Carson (Debbie), Dartmouth; John, Toronto; Margaret (Arleigh) Hillman, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Angela (Dingwell) Woods and Tammy (Dingwell) Cadegan, Fort McMurray, Alberta; John Hillman and Katie Hillman, Halifax; Emily Hillman, Lower Sackville; great grandchildren, Kaleigh and Ainsley Cadegan, Farrah Woods; special cousin, Muriel Lagan; numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Murdoch Edward; sisters, Phyllis and Louise; brother, Carson.

All are welcome to attend an interment service at Oakridge Memory Gardens, Middle Sackville, at a date to be determined in 2016. If so desired, donations in Alma's memory to Knox United Church, Knox United Church (General Fund), P.O. Box 210, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2S9 or Canadian Cancer Society are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolences may be sent to the family by viewing Alma's obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

EVANS, Captain William A.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 18, 2015
EVANS, Captain William A
. of Lower Sackville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at the Halifax Infirmary with his family by his side at the age of 75. Born in English Harbour (West) Newfoundland. He was a son of the late Gordon A Evans and Gertrude C (Blagdon). He retired after 35 years of service with the Canadian Coast Guard. He enjoyed fishing and boating and spending time with his family. He is survived by his beloved son William (Shelley) and daughter Joanne, his dear sister Effie Shirely and her children David and Catherine; his devoted grandchildren Nicole, Ryan, Jillian and Tyler, and great-granddaughter Sophia. Also survived by his partner Carolyn Moore. Predeceased by wife Marilyn and daughter Heather. A visitation will be held on Monday, December 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Atlantic Funeral Home Sackville Chapel, 125 Sackville Dr. followed immediately with a funeral in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to Sackville Chapel.

FEIT, Mary Josephine
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 28, 2015

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mary Josephine "Josie" Feit age 91 of Thorburn who passed away on December 23rd, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland March 2, 1924, Josie was the daughter of the late James and Effie Tilley. Josie loved her family, and was always happiest when her kids were all together. She enjoyed knitting and playing cards and TV Bingo with her friends. She was a member of the former St. Ann's parish in Thorburn and had over 60 years as a member of the CWL. She had great faith. A kind woman who always thought of others first.

She is survived by her children - Theresa (Ken) Fraser, Cambridge, Ont., Lewis (Bev) Feit, MacPherson's Mills, Joseph (Debbie) Feit, Sunny Brae, Anna (Ray) Crosby, Thorburn, and Doris (Keith) Robertson, Mississauga, Ont. Also survived by grandchildren Patricia Warren, Kent Smith, Joan Feit, Jennifer Anderson, Harold Feit, Chad Neil, Lewis Feit, Nancy Henderson, Mary Frances Feit, Julia Feit, Joseph Feit Jr., Crystal Crosby, Amy Hendel, and Mark Anderson, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Doris Shindruk, Thorburn and Joan (Tom) Kane, Ontario, brother-in-laws Bob Downey, Barrie, Ont. and Russell Reid ,Cape Breton, NS and daughter-in-law Diana Feit, New Glasgow. Josie was predeceased by her parents, loving husband of 63 years Joseph Feit, son James and two children in infancy. Also by siblings Alphonse, Tom, Alex, Joe, Kay MacGillivray, Margaret Downey, Theresa White, and Mary (Mamie) Reid.

Visitation - H. W. Angus Funeral Home Monday, December 28, 2015 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at H. W. Angus Chapel with Father Colin MacKinnon presiding. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Thorburn. The family would like to thank the staff of 4 south and the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital for the care and compassion given to their mother. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Ann's Cemetery or Thorburn & Area War Veterans Association. Online condolences may be sent to

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 12, 2015
(November 29, 1955 - December 10, 2015)
Fellows, Doreen
- 60 of Fall River passed away December 10, 2015 at the QEII - VG Site with her husband and daughters by her side. Born in Davidsville, NL, she was a daughter of Joy (Hodder) Simms and the late Frank Simms. After graduating from Gander Vocational School she moved to Halifax to pursue her dream of becoming a master beautician and owning her own business. Her love of her career and outgoing personality gave her the opportunity to make many lifelong friendships that went well beyond the salon chair. It was also in Halifax where she met the love of her life, Fred, who she shared many adventures with and built a loving family. There was no denying that Doreen loved helping people, and found it very rewarding when she joined the team at Fall River Family Practice. She was an extremely social person and will be missed by her "Besties" and her "Diva Bees".

Besides her mother, Doreen is survived by her husband, Fred; her twin girls, Leigh (Alex), Beth; siblings, Wayne (Wendy), Neil (Lynn), Irving (Cheryl), Goldie (Neil), Joan (Pat), Wanda (Bill), Winston (Nancy), Carol (Craig), Cathy (Kirk), Chris (Arlene) as well as a long list of nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her beloved "fur babies", Ozkar, Sophie and Penny. Besides her father, she was predeceased by her son, Frederick Andrew "Andy".

A celebration of Doreen's life will take place 1pm Monday, December 14, 2015 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. Burial will be in Fairview Lawn Cemetery with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the IWK Children's Hospital or Ovarian Cancer Canada. The family would like to extend our gratitude to the team of health care workers at the 5A Gyne-Oncology Unit, the Chemo Unit, the Palliative Care Team, and especially her devoted physicians, Dr. Farah Kapur and Dr. James Bentley. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Halifax chapel at

GALE, Theresa Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 8, 2015

Age 73, of Newfoundland, passed away December 6, 2015 at the QEII Halifax Infirmary. Born in South Brook, Newfoundland on April 24, 1942, she was a daughter of the late John and Bertha (Young) Earle. Theresa had a big heart and was loved by all she came into contact with. She was always up for a game of cards or bingo and enjoyed the occasional scratch ticket. She will be missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly. Theresa is survived by her husband of 54 years Michael Joseph Gale; daughters Elizabeth (John) Benoit, Theresa Gale (Jamie Hunt), Michelle (John) Gale-Kennedy; son Brent (Janice) Gale; sisters Kathleen, Nellie, Liz, Pauline, Monica, Meg, Stella and Girly; brothers Edmond, Donnie and Andrew; grandchildren Vanessa (Jason Poulton) Benoit, Katrina (Ronald) Martin, Katlynn Kennedy, Israel Hunt, Morgan Hunt, Dylan Gale, Luckus Kennedy and John-Michael Kennedy; grand children Cooper and Brody as well as many nieces and nephews. Theresa was predeceased by her parents John and Bertha; son Leonard; brothers Walter and Kenneth. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd, 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax where a visitation will take place on Wednesday December 9 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral service to be held on Thursday December 10 at 11am from the funeral home chapel. Donation to Muscular Dystrophy Canada

GOODINE, Kathleen Mary
The Chronicle Herald, halifax, December 14, 2015
(October 21, 1953 - December 12, 2015)
Goodine, Kathleen Mary
- Age 62, of St. Brendan's Bonavista Bay, NL., passed away Saturday December 12th, 2015 at QEII Health Sciences Centre, V.G. Site Hospital, Halifax. Kathleen is survived by her husband, David Goodine; daughter, April Moss; son, Gregory (Melanie) Goodine; sisters, Theresa Hamilton, Marguerite LaFlamme, Marie (Melv) Duffett and Lucy (Allan) Element; brothers, Cyril (Isabelle), Ron, Charlie (Joyce), Patrick (Roxanne), Les and Andrew; grandchildren, Riely and Shelby; great granddaughter, Addilyn; several nieces and nephews. Kathleen was predeceased by her parents, Daniel and Sue Turner; brothers, Gregory, Daniel and a brother in infancy. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank Susan, Kim and Amanda of Wee Care and Trish and other nurses of VON for their excellent care. Donations in memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the V.G. Hospital.

HARRIS, Lesley Annette
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 5, 2015
Lesley Annette (Brake) Harris
- 44, of Centreville, NS, passed away on December 3, 2015 at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville. Lesley was born on September 12, 1971 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Lesley spent her early years in Newfoundland where she made wonderful lifelong friends. Lesley loved being a wife and a mother so much that she gave up her career at Sobeys to be a fulltime homemaker. Lesley volunteered regularly at Aldershot School and the Centreville Park and made many friends along the way. Lesley loved and was dearly loved by her family. She spent much of later years simply enjoying her loving husband, her children, and her family. She loved to garden and do yard work and was an excellent cook. Lesley was a great listener and a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.

Lesley was preceded in death by her grandmother, Doris Kidston and father-in-law, Donnie Harris. Lesley is survived by her loving husband, Troy; son, William and daughter, Julia, both at home; her parents, Rosalind Brake and Rob Kidston of Dartmouth; sister, Raquel Chubey and husband, Grant of Bedford; mother-in-law, Betty Harris of Centreville; brother-in-law, Craig Harris (Kyla) of Centreville; sisters-in-law, Beth (Gordon Kelly) of Halifax and Vicki of Centreville; special aunt and uncle, Loretta and Dan Stone of Halifax, lifelong friends, Cheryl and Dennis Therrien of Corner Brook; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, December 7, 2015 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where a celebration of life and reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Father Craig Cameron officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. The family would like to thank Dr. Lori Burgess, Paulette Gash and the Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses for their kindness, care and compassion. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in memory may be made to the Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses - for the purchase of pulse oximeter equipment or the Valley Regional Hospital - Carey Me Fund (in support of palliative care in the home). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

HATCH, Peter Calvin R.C.M.P. (S.Sgt. ret'd.)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 31, 2015
(May 24, 1933 - December 22, 2015)
Peter Calvin Hatch, R.C.M.P. (S.Sgt. ret'd)
, age 82, of Hantsport, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Blomidon Court, Greenwich, Kings County, where he had resided since August. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to staff at Blomidon Court for their compassion and care during his stay there.

Born on May 25, 1933, in Red Head Cove, Newfoundland, Peter was the son of the late Nicholas and Johanna (Duggan) Hatch. He began his career with the RCMP in 1951 in Ottawa at A Division. During the course of his career he held positions in Montreal, North Sydney, Halifax, Charlottetown, Burin, St. John's, before retiring as Staff Sergeant, Sub Division NCO in the Corner Brook, NL Detachment. In 1961 Peter was selected for a course in Cryptography (codes and ciphers) with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals at their school in Kingston, Ontario. This set off his lifelong addiction to cryptograms and cryptoquotes which led him to buy just about every newspaper, magazine and book that published them. After retirement he became an insurance underwriter with Occidental Life Insurance Company in Halifax, a career which he thoroughly enjoyed. On moving to the Annapolis Valley he settled into the field of security with Minas Basin Pulp and Power Company in Hantsport.

Peter had an intense love of history and engrossed himself in learning. He could not seem to absorb enough and would spend hours researching and reading. There wasn't a subject he didn't enthusiastically embrace. He was the quintessential storyteller and enjoyed spinning a good yarn. He thoroughly enjoyed keeping the Newfoundland language alive through his letters to the editor of local papers. He once described himself as a frustrated Bob Cratchit and hence became involved in various associations usually involving areas of finance. His love of finance led him to positions as the founding President of the Mercy Convent School PTA, St. John's (the first PTA in the Catholic School System in NL), Secretary/Treasurer and later President of St. Bonaventure's College Men's Association, St. John's, member of the Finance Committee Parish Councils St. John's, Corner Brook, NL and Windsor, NS and Treasurer of the Orchard Valley Branch of the Federal Superannuates National Association, Kentville, NS for almost 20 years. Peter was also a proud member of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program with Canada Revenue Agency, assisting seniors and persons in need with tax returns and related matters.

He is survived by his son, John William Hatch, Gaspereau Valley, Wolfville; his daughter, Janet Harnum and son-in-law, Robert Harnum, Kentville; grandsons, Sullivan Peter Harnum and Mackenzie Coyote Harnum, at home; a sister, Joan Marie McNaul, Toronto, Ontario; and special cousin Annie Broderick, St. John's. Besides his parents, Nicholas and Johanna (Duggan) Hatch; he was predeceased by his wife of 35 years, the former Stella Marie Hines (1996); his daughter, Sharon Anne Hatch (2004); brother, William Hatch (1980) of Toronto, Ontario.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2016, in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 339 King Street, Windsor, with the Rev. Father John MacPherson officiating. Arrangement are under the care of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home (902-798-2232), 194 King Street, P.O. Box 2218, Windsor, NS, B0N 2T0. Family flowers only, donations in memory of Peter may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or to the Children's Wish Foundation. To add your condolences, click on contribute at,
To say Dad had a love of all things Newfoundland would be an understatement and he will once again be reunited with his beloved province in the Spring.
"Fair Winds and Long May Your Big Jib Draw"

KERR, Mary Georgina "Betty"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 28, 2015
(December 29, 1922 - December 26, 2015)
Mary Georgina "Betty" Kerr
, of Brooklyn, Hants County, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, on Saturday, December 26, 2015, at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, surrounded by her family, three days short of her 93rd, birthday. Born on December 29, 1922, in St. John's, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Hebert and Clara (Rogers) Wheeler.

Betty was a faithful member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Windsor. She was well known for knitting wool socks for those she loved. She is survived by daughters, Mary Lou (Keith) Swantee, Sundridge, Pictou Co.; Clare Ann, Lantz; sons, John (Ann), Waterford, Ontario; James (Lalia), Three Mile Plains; Michael, at home; grandchildren, Catherine Falconer (Dewayne), Thomas "Tom" MacCormick (Renee), Andrea Roadhouse (Jay), Heather Kerr (Michael Dufour), Andrew Kerr (Valmai Goggin), Jacqueline Kerr (Sean McGee), Danielle Kerr (Andy Wesley), Stephen Kerr (Janessa) and Jamie Kerr (Matthew Smith; many great-grandchildren, Nick and Matthew Falconer; Steven and Ian MacCormack; Kane, Zoe and Austin Roadhouse; Jacob, Luke and Hannah McGee; family friend, Pat MacCormack, Pictou. Claire's dogs, Jack and Maisie, will miss her love and treats. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Stephen Maxwell Kerr (1989); sister, Louise MacCarthy; brother, Clarence Wheeler; and an infant brother.

Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home (902-798-2232), 194 King Street, Windsor, B0N 2T0. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015, in Lindsay`s Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Father John MacPherson officiating. Interment in St. John's Parish Cemetery, Wiley Ave., Windsor. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to a charity of your choice.

LORING, Phyllis Pearl
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 29, 2015
(March 30, 1930 - December 17, 2015)
Loring, Phyllis Pearl (nee Roberts)
age 85, passed away peacefully at home on December 17, 2015 with her daughter by her side. Loving mother of her only daughter Heather (Brian) Carelse and her son Neil who died Nov 11, 2007. She was the seventh child of H. Chesley & Carrie Roberts of Twillingate Newfoundland. Memories of her are left with her bothers Nigel, Neil (Dorothy) and sister June. She was predeceased in death by brothers Clarence and Andy; sisters Claire, Doris, Ruby, and Lucy. Phyllis also leaves behind many friends with whom she enjoyed special times. Phyllis had a great journey; fabulous short career as Director of Junior Red Cross for Newfoundland; travelling memories amongst wonderful people; a 47 year marriage to Robert, taking them as a family to St. Johns, Gander, Windsor and Chester Basin. She volunteered with numerous organizations and the Halifax Ladies Musical Club was the one that she loved best of all! She lived by the mottos; "I thought I could and I did" and the old family motto: "Let me live in a home by the side of the road and be a friend to all". Special thanks to Dr. P. Rittenberg and her wonderful team at the Dickson Center, and all of the VON nurses that took such special care of Phyllis. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of TK Barnard Funeral Home. Interment will be at a later date. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society, Halifax Ladies Musical Club or a charity of your choice.

MacDONALD, Michael Douglas
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 2, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Michael Douglas Macdonald who died of natural causes, suddenly and unexpectedly, at his home in Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 19, 2015. He was 52 years old. Michael was born on February 5, 1963 in Botwood, Newfoundland and was the son of the late Dr. Fraser Macdonald and Norma Claire (Wamback) Macdonald. He is survived by his mother and by brother David Norman Macdonald (Ali), and children of David and Ali, Olivia and Kate, of Burnaby, BC and his sister Heather Lynn Macdonald (Alberto) of Verona, Italy. Also surviving are two aunts, Hazel Macdonald of Yarmouth, NS and Dr. Marlene Buckler of Sarasota, Florida and an uncle, Arthur Wamback of Dartmouth, NS. Michael was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents. He has a great uncle and cousins living in Halifax, Yarmouth, Massachusetts, Florida and Tennessee. He was especially fond of the young sons of his cousins Lisa and Jill and delighted in taking Samuel and Matthew Gillis and Christopher and Conner Temple on fishing day trips and for walks in the woods where he inspired in them a keen interest in the flora and fauna.

Michael graduated from St. Mary's University in Halifax with BSc and BEd degrees. His work experience took him to Swaziland, Africa, with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), where he taught high school science and math for four years. He then spent an additional year doing walkabouts in various African countries, before returning to Canada. Michael taught parasitology and entomology classes at Dalhousie University, Halifax. He worked for some years with the environmental consulting firm, Jacques Whitford and at the time of his death was working as a Terrestrial Ecologist at Stantec in Dartmouth. It would take pages to properly describe Michael's attributes and the tremendous positive influence he had on family, friends and colleagues. He had a deep passion for the natural world, reptiles in particular, that was fostered at a young age by Eldon Pace of Shubenacadie, NS and Frank Weed of Big Cypress Swamp, FL. He was an avid birder, adventurer and a brilliant biologist and naturalist with special interests in reptiles, amphibians and botany with an irrepressible desire to share with others all the wonders he encountered. He was a gifted artist and illustrator.

Michael was a remarkable story teller, mesmerizing countless listeners with his natural ability to entertain and inform in a manner that left everyone wanting to hear more. His enthusiasm for and appreciation of nature were legendary and he easily regaled others with accounts of his many adventures in the wild. Not only could he hold his own on almost any topic but usually educated all who had the pleasure of his conversation and company. Michael was kind and caring and would do anything to help others. He always took time when he could, to be with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed by all who loved and admired him.

A celebration of Michael's life will be held at JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. Halifax, NS at 2 pm on January 10, 2016. Guests are encouraged to wear shirts relating to nature; like turtles, birds and lizards and bright colours to pay tribute to Michael. In lieu of flowers, donations to assist with reptile care can be made in Michael's name to Homeward Bound City Pound Animal Shelter, 201 Brownlow Ave # 9, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B1W2.

OICKLE, Louise
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 7, 2015
Born: April 08, 1925
Died: December 05, 2015
Oickle, Louise
- 90, Oxford, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 in Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Tilton, NL she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Susanna (Strickland) Greeley. Louise was a longtime business owner first operating the Oxford House in Oxford and later owing and operating the Shady Rest, Oxford. She would later own and operate the Prince Arthur Boarding House in Amherst, along with her daughter Sandra, for over 25 years. Louise was active in the Rebecca Lodge having received her 50 year jewel and was a past President of the Atlantic Association. She also was a member of the Pythian Sisters Lodge and served as a past chief. Lousie was always on the go, caring and cooking for people, whether it was residents of her business, lodge sisters, friends and or especially family. She is survived by sons, Russell (Marie) and Donald (Sheila), both of Little River; Ronald (Donna), River Philip; Robert (Shannon), Oxford; daughters, Sandra (Fred) Ripley, Chignecto; Bette (Alton) McAloney, Oxford; sixteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Sam (Gloria), Ontario; Kevin (Yvonne), Spaniards Bay, NL; sisters, Edith Collins (John) and Lily Noseworthy (Vic), both of Ontario; special niece, Noreen Holmes, Shearstown, NL. She was predeceased by her husband, Bert in 2004; brothers, William, John and Clifford; sisters, Muriel Anthony, Annie Fiander; Elizabeth, Susie and Hazel all in infancy. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 8 in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main Street, Oxford (902-447-2930). Funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 9 in Oxford Baptist Church, Rideau Street. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Private condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

RENOUF, Dora (Shears)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 30, 2015
(February 12, 1946 - December 28, 2015)
RENOUF (Shears), Dora
- age 69 of Dartmouth passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, December 28, 2015 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in McKay's, Newfoundland on February 12, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Menorah (Warren) Shears. Family was extremely important to Dora with her greatest pride being her two sons and her four grandchildren. Dora was an avid bowler on various city bowling leagues and often attended church services at St. Luke's Anglican Church. Dora is survived by her sons, Gary (Cindy), Fall River and Chad (Tara), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Ben, Mathew, Madeline "Maddie" and Joshua; Gary and Chad's father, Peter Renouf, Oakfield; sisters, Rose Layden (Stan), Newfoundland; Olive Brake (Robert), Windsor Junction; Dianne Shears MacDonald, Dartmouth; Josephine Howe (Stan), Enfield; Cicely Gillam, Dartmouth; brothers, Ronald Shears (Laura), Chester; Alec Shears (Mary), Newfoundland; Ches Shears (Beulah), Digby; and Donald Shears (Renee), Beaverbank; brother-in-law, Gerald Boudreau, Dartmouth; and also numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Keith Shears; sisters, Bernice Boudreau and Muriel Hulan; brothers-in-law, Willie Gillam and Gus Hulan; sister- in- law, Sally Shears; nephew, Glen Layden; and great niece, Olivia Wong. A memorial service will be held 1pm Saturday, January 2 at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 9 Veteran's Avenue, Dartmouth. Reception to follow in the church hall. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank, for their care and compassion, the nurses and doctors of the 6th floor, Victoria General Hospital and 4th floor, Dartmouth General Hospital. Special acknowledgment to Rev. Keirsten Wells and Rev. Matthew Sponagle for their spiritual support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke's Memorial Fund, 9 Veteran's Ave., P.O. Box 309 DEPS, Dartmouth, NS B2W 4Y3 in Dora's memory.

SLAUNWHITE, Loretta (Vopni)
The Chronicle Herald, halifax, December 15, 2015
Slaunwhite, Loretta (Vopni):
75, Halifax, passed away on December 10, 2015 at the New Halifax Infirmary. Born in St. John's NL, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Power) Murphy. Throughout many years, Loretta had been employed with the QEII Hospital, from where she retired. She moved to Halifax in 1968, where she made her life. She was an avid Maple Leafs fan and will be remembered for speaking her mind and having a warm heart and a kind smile. She was a mom to many and everyone loved her. She is survived by her children, Heather Vopni, Karl Vopni, Keith Slaunwhite, Kirk Slaunwhite and Kyle Slaunwhite, sister, Rose Aherns and brother, Jack Murphy, as well as 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl, a son, Erik Vopni, and many brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place under the care of JA walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, where a service in memory of Loretta will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting

STRONG, Elizabeth Yvonne
The Cape Breton Post, December 14. 2015
Born in North Sydney on May 12th, 1962
Passed in North Sydney on December 11th, 2015

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, sister, aunt, nantie, and friend, Elizabeth Strong, 53 on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by love after a short courageous battle with cancer. Born in North Sydney on May 12, 1962, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Chesley and Florence (Gregory) Strong of Newfoundland.

Elizabeth was primarily a proud stay at home mother and a dedicated volunteer in her community. After her daughter Sara was grown, she worked at the local Scotiabank. She enjoyed the friendship of her co-workers and members of the community. Elizabeth was a shining example of how a good heart and common sense could create a spectacular human being. Her legacy will be the love, dedication and commitment that were her ever constant personality traits. Her daughter provides a lasting tribute, embodying all of her mother's goodness and goes forward in her mother's footsteps.

Elizabeth leaves behind her one precious daughter, Sara (Jerry) Holland. Sara and Elizabeth's relationship transcended the mother daughter bond. They were very special together and could complete each other's unspoken thoughts with a look or a gesture to one another. Sara's love for Elizabeth kept her strong during their final hours together. Sara and her husband Jerry will forever remember Elizabeth's kind words and loving manner. Elizabeth also leaves behind many siblings, some of which she had special relationships with. She was a kind and loving sister, who took this role very seriously. Elizabeth fulfilled a very necessary maternal role in the lives of her younger brothers and sisters and became a very important caregiver during their formative years. Her endless love and nurturing through difficult family circumstances ensured them a safe and secure place to guide them into adulthood. She is beloved by them, their spouses as well as nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Also left to grieve Elizabeth is a special little girl Chloe and Elizabeth's two favourite fur babies, Bart and Eli McFly. Elizabeth was predeceased by her longtime partner, David Boyce. Their life together was one based on a deep love and partnership.

At this time, Sara would like to express her sincere gratitude to the 4 west nursing staff, the Palliative Care team, Bernadette Holland, and Elizabeth's special niece Lisa Penny, for their compassion and generosity throughout this difficult time. Visitation for Elizabeth will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. Donations in memory of Elizabeth can be made to the Palliative Care Society. Online Condolences may be forwarded to the family at

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 21, 2015
(May 11, 1930 - December 18, 2015)
Whittle, Dinah
, age 85 passed away peacefully on Dec 18, 2015 at Oakwood Terrace. Born in Nfld she was a daughter of the late Louis and Emma Kendall. Dinah worked at the Grace Maternity Hospital for over 30 years. She was a lifelong member of the Salvation Army and served faithfully through the League of Mercy and the Home League and volunteered at the Salvation Army Thrift store in Cole Harbour for many years after her retirement. She camped at Beech Brook Campground with her husband and children for over Thirty Years. Besides her Loving husband Jesse she is survived by her sons; William (Joyce) Dartmouth, Edwin (Paul) Toronto; grandchildren, William(Melanie) Collier N.B., Christopher Halifax, Stephanie (Phillip) Colley Cole Harbour, Sherry Collier Halifax; 6 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; sisters, Dot Rowe, May Huelin, both of Brantford Ont., Sue Kendall (Richard), Halfax; brothers Gilbert (Rita) Lesley (Pauline) both of Brantford Ont; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Dinah was predeceased by her daughter Jessie Collier; sister Bessie Ayres.

Visitation will be held on Monday Dec 21st ,2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 main street, Dartmouth. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday December 22nd, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the same location. Donations in Dinah's memory may be made to the Oakwood Terrace Recreational Department or Salvation Army Community Church Barrington Street. Family Flowers Only Please.



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